Accession Number : ADA090843


Title :   Lanchester-Type Models of Warfare. Volume II


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 1979-30 Sep 1980


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Taylor, James G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a090843.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 820


Abstract : This monograph is a comprehensive treatise on Lanchester-type models of warfare, i.e. differential-equation models of attrition in force-on-force combat operations. Its goal is to provide both an introduction to and current- state-of-the-art overview of Lanchester-type models of warfare as well as a comprehensive and unified in-depth treatment of them. Both deterministic as well as stochastic models are considered. Such models have been widely used in the United States and elsewhere for the modelling of force-on-force attrition over the complete spectrum of combat operations, from combat between platoon-sized units through theater-level air-ground combat. This material should be of interest primarily to individuals concerned with defense planning, quantitative aspects of military analysis, military OR, war gaming, or combat modelling, although it may also be of interest to the reader concerned with the modelling and analysis of other dynamic systems. It should also be of interest to the concerned citizen who is interested in the foundations for defense analysis and has the appropriate technical background.


Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , *CONVENTIONAL WARFARE , *LANCHESTER EQUATIONS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , COMBAT READINESS , STATE OF THE ART , GRAPHS , ATTRITION , SOLUTIONS(GENERAL) , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS , WAR GAMES , DEFENSE PLANNING , MARKOV PROCESSES


Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE